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The new BRDC Formula 4 Championship has received its first car order and driver application ahead of the series’ debut next year. Charlie Robertson, 15 years of age and hailing from Scotland, is the first name to be put down on the list.
The championship is being established by Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision (MSV), the same company running the latest version of Formula 2 which debuted in 2009.
“BRDC F4 is the perfect next step for me after two seasons in Ginetta Juniors,” Robertson explains. “With 175 horsepower, adjustable wings and paddle-shift gears, the F4-013 looks fantastic. The championship looks great, too - with relatively low costs, three races each weekend and reverse grids to spice things up. I can’t wait!”
According to Palmer, Robertson is an ideal candidate for the championship.
“Charlie Robertson is the perfect calibre of driver to kick off our 2013 BRDC F4 grid – young, talented, successful and ambitious,” says the former F1 driver. “I have followed Charlie’s progress closely in Ginetta Juniors and have been very impressed – he is not only a very quick driver but intelligent and analytical, too.”
Orders for Formula 4 chassis began on Monday and the first cars will start to be delivered - on a first come, first served basis - from the end of January.
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